Tübingen

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Tübingen
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Information
Country:
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Germany
State:
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Baden-Württemberg
Population: 87,540 (31 Dec 2006)
Licence plate:
Major roads: Bundesautobahn 8 number.svg Bundesautobahn 81 number.svg
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Tübingen is a traditional university town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Hitchhiking out

Direction West (B28 West, A81 North and South, Herrenberg, Stuttgart, Singen)

The Street later turning into B28 is called Rheinlandstraße. You can try to

  • stop cars at the crossing with Westbahnhofstraße
  • ask people at the petrol station where the Herrenberger Straße meets the Rheinlandstraße
  • stop cars at the bus stop about 150 meters west of this petrol station.

The latter worked very well for me on a sunny afternoon.

Direction North (Stuttgart, Heilbronn) Bundesautobahn 81 number.svg East (Ulm/München) and West (Karlsruhe) Bundesautobahn 8 number.svg

Most drivers use B27 to reach the mentioned highways. Note that in morning hours (7am to 9am) B27 on its last kms before joining A8 (near the airport) is regularly blocked by traffic jams. In this case B28 can be the better choice if you want to continue on A8 West or A81 North. To hitch B27 ask drivers at the Aral petrol station near the crossing B27/B28 (Reutlinger Straße). You can also stand at the driveway in direction Stuttgart. Generally connecting from Tübingen is not so easy as the nearest gas station on the highways are quite far away. If you go north next is "Wunnenstein" near exit Ilsfeld, if you go to Ulm/Munich it is "Gruibingen" near exit Aichelberg. As many cars also go to Stuttgart it is rather hard to find the proper car in Tübingen. A good option is to change cars at the airport. Nearly all cars on B27 pass by the airport. Go to departures where you will find your car soon. It generally takes us not more than 30min. This hub also works perfectly when arriving back to Tübingen.

Getting out of Tübingen it is also possible to stand on Stuttgarter Str. at the intersection with Wilhelmstr. and Pfrondorfer Str. in the north of the town. There is an extra lane here for cars to pull over, gives the opportunity to attract cars from the traffic flow rather than just asking at a garage. The lane is on the southbound side of Stuttgarter Str. (but the road loops round and connects directly to the B27 - which leads to Stuttgart and its Airport).

Hitchhiking in

If you come from North or East (A8), try to go to Stuttgart Airport. At the western end of the Airport-road you'll find a Busstop called "Echterdingen Messe West". From here you'll find cars going to Tübingen, even later the day. In Tübingen, Public transport is free at saturdays, but also in general controls are rare. Go to Schellingstraße, there is a occupied house where people may gave you a place to sleep or useful advices.